Heron Carvic (1913-1980) was an actor and writer, most recognisable today for his voice portrayal of the character Gandalf in the first BBC Radio broadcast version of The Hobbit. He started writing the Miss Seeton novels in the 1960s, after using her in a short story. He later recalled that Miss Seeton upped and demanded a book .
Miss Seeton is a star. * Detroit News * Not since Agatha Christie's Miss Marple has there been a more lovable female dabbler in crime and suspense. * Amarillo News * Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting. * San Francisco Chronicle * This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can't stop reading. Or laughing. * The Sun * A most beguiling protagonist! * New York Times *